Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story. Don Miguel Ruiz
Exhibits and Events
My little loft studio expanded into a new space so I could work larger, hold classes and welcome visitors during the Chatham County Open Studio Tour.
Open by Appointment throughout the year 919-929-9268 110 Creekwood, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro NC 27312
Chatham Artist Guild Studio Tour 2021 The 29th Annual Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour will, once again, welcome visitors into member artists’ studios in 2021. This enduring tradition here in Chatham County will offer a safe, enjoyable way to meet artists, learn about the creative process, and purchase beautiful works of art. To ensure your safety, masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing will be required for all visitors and there will be limits on the number of guests in the studio at one time. Paintings · Prints / Mixed Media · Pottery/Ceramics · Woodworks · Sculpture in stone, metal and wood · Photography · Jewelry · Glass · Fabric art and wearables
New 2021 photos will be up shortly- This year I am sharing my studio with fellow artist, Karen West. Come Visit!
2019 Studio Tour photos below
Chick here to download the tour brouchure with map.
A Special Celebration of the Life and Photography of Matthew Leavitt May 3, 1947-June 15, 2019 Sponsored by Bold Commercial Real Estate A Proud Supporter of the Arts 50101 Governors Drive Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
THE BOLD BUILDING GALLERY call for appointments
1000+ Acts of Kindness Jan. 2019 - 1000 Cranes Watercolor on handmade paper. Acts of Kindness Series. Do an act of kindness, email me about it at firstname.lastname@example.org or send it from my contact page. For $100. you will receive an original origami crane painting. Donations will be made to organizations that support kindness, understanding and love for one another. You can recommend an organization or choose one from the list. Ongoing - Personal Note: Watch for Updates.
Featured Artist -Liquidambar Gallery November and December 2018 Opening Reception is Sunday, November 4th, 2-4 pm Leslie Palmer - Layered Watercolors - Paintings that reflect and inspire a sense of of home. Work on display thru Dec. 30th, 2018 Liquidambar Gallery 80 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NCwww.liquidambar.com
Past Event - Personal Note: Thank you to Kitty and John Mecham. Friends and Art lovers please join me at the opening.
Chatham Artists Guild Exhibits Studio Tour Exhibit Nov. 1-27Carrboro ArtCenter Reception Nov. 9 6-8 pm Tour Preview Display Nov. 1-30 Chatham Library Studio Tour Preview Exhibit & Art Shop - Small works*Nov. 27 - Jan 4 NC Arts IncubatorReception Nov. 30 7-9 pm Chatham All Member CAG Show Nov. 1-27 Chatham Arts Council* Past Event- Personal Note: As a past president and returning artist I am thrilled to once again help to "raise awareness and appreciation for the visual arts, to connect our artists and art patrons, and educate the community, and cultivating new patrons, regarding the arts." - the Guild's mission. I am proud to be part of this professional organization. 2018 will be the Guild's 26th year of bringing art to the people of North Carolina. Since I am not opening my studio for the Tour this year I am excited about visiting my fellow artists studios! *I am participating. chathamartistsguild.org
Leslie Palmer Fine Art Studio - Open by Appointment - 919-929-9268
Abstract Impressions Photographs by Horty Jacobs, Paintings by Leslie Palmer at Carolina Brewery June 2nd thru Aug 4th, 2018 Reception is Sunday, June 3rd. 3-5pm Carolina Brewery, 120 Lowes Drive #100, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Past Event -Personal Note: Thank you to Shannon Bueker, The Chatham Artists Guild and to The Carolina Brewery. Also thank you to Richard Bueker and Forrest Greenslade for their expertise and kindness in hanging the exhibit so beautifully. Looking forward to once again participating in Chatham Artist Guild events. www.chathamartistsguild.org/
Drawings, Watercolor & Photography Show extended thru July 27th, 2018 Three artist present works representing three different creative approaches, Leslie Palmer- graphite drawings, Marijane Whiteman- graphite drawing and pastel and Matthew Leavitt -photography. The Gathering Place, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro Past Event- Personal Note: Thank You to Marijane Whiteman, The Gathering Place and to friends and neighbors who sent your kind comments.
Fearrington Artists Exhibit - NC Arts Incubator June 16th thru July 18th, 2018 Reception Saturday, June 16th 6-8 pm The North Carolina Arts Incubator will host a juried exhibit of work by Fearrington Artists in the PAF Gallery located at 223 N Chatham Ave, Siler City, NC. Artist Studios at Fearrington Village represents the full range of artistic experience, from those who have made art their lifetime career to newcomers exploring the inroads of their visual talents. Past Event- Personal Note: ASFV is always looking for opportunities to exhibit our art. If you know of a venue looking for a curated, juried exhibit please contact me. We even happily help hang, label and promote the exhibit.
Bynum Bridge Fest 2018 Saturday, April 21st 10 am-5 pm Bynum Bridge Fest is a one-day, juried Art Market held on the pedestrian bridge overlooking the Haw River in Bynum NC. Applauded for the diversity and affordability of work, a great atmosphere and a beautiful venue, the Bynum Bridge Fest is now the largest Art Festival in Chatham County featuring 49 artists! The range of art work is incredible and there is truly something for every person and every taste including: - Encaustics - Folk Art - Jewelry - Metal Sculpture - Photography - Pottery - Textiles - Wood working - Paintings and more. bephilarthropy.com/bridge-fest Past Event- Personal Note: Lots of fun. When is the last time you spent the day on a bridge overlooking a gently flowing river? Pure joy!
Fearrington Artist Studios at Fearrington Village Open Studio Tour 2018 Saturday, April 14th 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, April 15th Noon-5 pm Artist Studios at Fearrington Village welcomes visitors for our annual, free, self-guided tour of the artists’ studios. Eighteen artists - painters, sculptors, screen printer, jewelers, woodworkers, and fiber artists invite you to explore, meet the artists and purchase art. Brochures are available at more than 100 locations throughout Chatham, Orange, Durham, and Wake counties. For a list of locations, to view or download the brochure/map go to www.fearringtonartists.org. Fearrington Village, Pittsboro NC is located off US15-501, 8 miles south of Chapel Hill. fearringtonartists.org Past Event- Personal Note: If you missed the tour you can still meet artists in their studios. Many studios are open by appointment. Check out - Fearringtonatists.org
Celebrate Fearrington Artists Sunday, March 15th 3 pm-5 pm The Gathering Place, Fearrington Village, NC Celebrate Fearrington Artists - Party and Art Market will be held Sunday, March 11th 3:00 pm to 5 pm. Our Fearrington and Galloway Ridge neighbors and their guests are invited. The exhibit in The Gathering Place featuring the work of ASFV artists on the Studio Tour will be up until Saturday morning, April 28th Past Event- Personal Note: Our "Celebrate Fearrington Artists Party” was a success! The artists had the opportunity to show and sell their artwork; invite friends and neighbors to visit their tables and/or studios, and welcome new Fearrington artists to our creative community. It was a time to mingle, talk about our art and see what the other artists have been working on. ASFV decided that this will be an annualcelebration!
Galloway Ridge Artists Collaboration October 20, 2017 – January 10, 2018. Reception, Friday, October 20th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Village, Pittsboro NC The collaboration partnership for artists in Chatham, Alamance, Orange, Lee and Moore Counties, juried exhibit. Past Event- Personal Note: A wonderful group exhibit and a fantastic reception. Praise for the judges and the organizers. Thank you, Galloway Ridge.
Leslie Palmer Fine Art Studio - Open during the annual Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour the first two weekends in Dec. and by appointment throughout the year- 919-929-9268
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